Tag: Susannah Whitman

Come Eat (and Face) Your Feelings At An Other Theatre Company’s Fat Pig

By Susannah Whitman If you haven’t been to An Other Theatre Company’s space in Provo yet, Fat Pig is your chance. It takes a little getting used to…walking into a shopping mall to see theatre. But once you’re inside the intimate black box space, the rest of the world outside […]

Love and Choices in Utah Rep’s Bridges of Madison County

by Susannah Whitman If you’re looking for thought-provoking and beautiful theater, Utah Repertory Theater’s production of Bridges of Madison County is the production to see. Based on the 1995 film and the 1992 book, the Broadway production won two Tony’s in 2014 for its score and orchestrations. And those Tony’s […]

Examining Our Sacred Duties in An Other Theater Company’s A Doll’s House in Provo

By Susannah Whitman An Other Theater Company’s production of A Doll’s House can best be summarized in the words of one of the actors on social media: “Christmas sweaters! Macaroons! Snowmen! The toxicity of the patriarchy in our modern, local society!” The venue may seem unusual, but the production is […]

Questions of Majority Rule at Riot Act’s Enemy of the Peopleat The Wherehaüs in Salt Lake City

By Susannah Whitman Henrik Ibsen’s play Enemy of the People may have been written in 1882, but Riot Act’s current production (adapted by Whit Hertford) proves how relevant this work still is. Enemy of the People, at The Wherehaüs in Salt Lake City, is today’s version of this glorious, thought-provoking […]

Laugh and Cry Your Way Through Broadway Bound at the Egyptian in Park City

  By Susannah Whitman You don’t have to head to New York to see Broadway Bound—you just need to make the short drive to the Egyptian Theatre in Park City, where the Neil Simon Festival is putting on a brilliant production. The Neil Simon Festival happens annually in Cedar City, […]

CenterPoint Keeps Up The Good Work in “9 to 5”

By Susannah Whitman–reviewing the MWF cast and Jennifer Mustoe–reviewing the TTHS cast Susannah Whitman It’s all girl power in the corporate world of 9 to 5 at Centerpoint Legacy Theatre! Based on the 1980 film of the same name, the show is packed with toe-tapping musical numbers written by Dolly […]

Play’s the Thing at Renaissance Now’s Taming of the Shrew in Provo

By Susannah Whitman Renaissance Now brings us William Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew at the Castle Amphitheater in Provo. Shrew is one of those plays that’s got a handful of challenges. Here’s a plot summary: Every man in Padua (and several outside of Padua) has a thing for Bianca (Sariah […]

Learning to Fly from Broken Wings at Utah Rep’s Blackbird

by Susannah Whitman Utah Repertory Theater has created an interesting setting for their current production of Blackbird in Salt Lake City. Food wrappers and trash litter the floor of the breakroom onstage. The walls are half-finished–patches of paint and exposed outlets under a dim fluorescent light. In the corner, sheets […]